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mayor's office. why have an elected sheriff? the bottom line was, it didn't work. these sunshine complaints, i voted in the very first election in san francisco in 1999 and they happened to be the latest iteration of the sunshine ordinance. andvy gone back and done the research and seen that you have not taken a single complaint for a hearing except the jewe l gomez and i think that the only reason that you did that was because the civil grand jury pointed it out in their report and you wanted to be able to say no, that is not true, we heard one. you know, it is really auful, and you can be as dismissive as possible, and it is really auful to sit in board and commission meetings and watch citizens denied their right to speak, being told that they are not allowed to speak about
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certain things. and then, they have to go to the sunshine ordinance task force and fight for those rights under the sunshine ordinance. then to get enforcement, they have to have it referred to you and you simply allow mr. st. croix to dismiss them all. and you wonder why i am a little ticked. i have four things on the 150 word summaries that i mentioned before that have all been approved by the sunshine ordinance task force, and mr. st. croix spent 134 pages dismissing against you so that you would not have the guts to hear it. >> the discuss on items for future meetings?
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>> on the executive director's report, the list of the whistle blower complaints, is this something that we used to have that and we have taken it off? >> it goes into the confidential report, don't we? >> we do. >> we get those in the confidential listing. >> i will see what we can add back on again. >> okay. >> public comment on number 8? >> could i ask you to repeat what you said about the whistle blower complaints? >> will they be in or not? >> mr. st. croix said that he will look into what additional information we could put on there relating to the whistle blower complaints. >> is is there a motion to adjourn the meeting? >> so moved. >> i did want to make a comment on eight. >> you did? >> okay. >> yes. >> ray heart, director of san francisco open government and
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you can sit there and attribute every negative and other motives that you want to me. i don't care. very frankly i have told you and every other body that i have appeared to before that my only two reasons to going to public meetings are to make sure that the nems members of the public are allowed to speak and allowed to gain access to public records that they need to speak intelligently to certain issues. i went to an arts commission meeting where i watched a commissioner respond to a public comment which was polite suggesting that they needed to have sunshine, with comments like mr. whoever you are i don't appreciate be lectured by someone like you. and i am going to do everything in my power to make sure that you are no longer part of this any more. and it gets to the point where people who take a vow to
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support and defend the constitution start to abuse members of the public. i know that it has gone too far. and i know that you don't like the comments. basically what i found on a lot of these city commissions they want to take credit for everything that goes well and avoid responsibility for anything that isn't going well. they want credit for showing up. but they don't want to be bothered with a lot of the work. and we had one member of the commission when there was an argument going on tell one of the witnesses, when they were referred to one of the documents that have been submitted to them and they said, well i don't need to read the documents. and it is time and time again and the reason that i do this is for one simple reason. there are a lot of people who getting up in front of a public body especially on public television, are afraid to do it. they are just afraid to come up to a body and say, you know, i
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don't like what you are doing and that is just another part of the first amendment to petition government to readdress the grievances. when i started coming here, i tried to be polite, but when you are polite with you folks it gets you nowhere, you get someone who said that well, we follow the law if we have to and you say, well here is what the law says and the person sits there and looks down. read the 150 word summary thing in the minutes, it is pretty clear. and i would like to ask you something if we ended up in court and i subpoenaed all of you, and before a jury, or a lawyer got up and said, what did that 150 word summary should be in the minutes mean to you? and does it make any sense that the city attorney said that you could put it somewhere else? i think that you would have a hard time answering that question, wouldn't you?
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>> a motion to adjourn the meeting? >> i would like... >> so moved. >> second. >> second >> all in favor? >> aye. >> aye. >> opposed, hearing none, the meeting is adjourned. >> [gavel]
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>> good afternoon. welcome to the board of supervisors meeting for the city and county of san francisco home of the national league champions san francisco giants. it is tuesday october 23, 2012. madam clerk can you please call the roll. >> supervisor avalos. present. >> supervisor. >> go giants. supervisor cohen. cohen present. supervisor elsbernd. present. supervisor farrell. present. supervisor kim. present. supervisor mar. present. supervisor olague. present. supervisor wiener. present. and mr. president supervisor chiu is not in the chamber. >> thank you. given that
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supervisor chu just got married we will excuse her this week and will be excused and will you please join me in the pledge of allegiance. >> pledge one and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> colleagues we have board minutes from the meetings. could i have a motion on approve those minutes? moved and seconded. without objection that will be approved. madam clerk do we have any communications? >> there are no communications mr. president. >> if you could read items one through six. >> these item are from the consent agenda and if want to
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called separately we. >> colleagues any separate? >> (calling roll). there are ten aye's. >> those ordinances are finally passed and approved. next item. >> next item is to administrator the san francisco housing code and policies and making the requisite finding. >> colleagues any discussion? supervisor olague. >> yeah, there are a couple of debates going on between a couple of city departments, -- not a debate but discussion
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with middle income housing and i want more time to get clarity of the differences of opinion are when it relates to that and that is the mayor's office plab planning and make a motion to continue for one week to clarify that. >> okay. supervisor olague is making a motion to continue it. it has been seconded. without objection and continued then. item eight. >> and for the district attorney expend a grant in the approximately amount of 399,000 for the foreclosure program for this period listed. >> colleague could we take this
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same call. no objections. next item. >> nine is for the district attorney retroactive grant from the california victim compensation and governments claim board for a "joint powers agreement" between this period. >> same house, same call. this resolution is adopted. item ten. >> item ten is authorization for the recreation and park department and have a grant in the amount of $164,000 from the park and recreation for the glen canyon creekside loop trail project for the term of july 1st, 2011 through this time. >> supervisor. >> there are some technical amendments and i would like
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them circulated. >> there are technical amendments. moved and seconded. colleagues can we take those? same house, same call. without objection. item 11. >> listen item is resolution for the district attorney to expand the grant up to 86,000 allocated from the california compensation victims board for the program july 12012 through june 30, 2013. >> same house, same call. this is adopted. item 12. >> is for the fiscal year consolidated plan goals from the federal government for the community block grant, and the emergency solutions grant and opportunities for persons with aids grant. >> same house, same call. this resolution is adopted. item 13.
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>> item 13 is for work force and development in grant from the u.s. department of labor pass us through the california employment department for the will disability initiative listed here. >> same house, same call. this resolution is adopted. item 14. >> item 14 resolution for the presiding judge on the super court and the recommendations in the grand jury report where there is smoke and for the implementation of the annual budget. >> same house, same call. this resolution is adopted. item 15. >> is an ordinance for the administrative code for the policy right to return to revitalized public housing units and authorizing new hours for the stabilization board to administer this policy. >> same house, same call. this
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ordinance is passed on the first read. next item. >> 16 resolution for the acceptance and purchase agreement for the waller street to buchanan and execute documents in furtherance of the resolution. >> same house, same call. this is adopt. number 17. >> construction a surface and subsurface structure in union square park for the project union street station. >> same house, same call. this resolution is adopted. colleagues our 4:00 p.m. will be continued and will take that up then. why don't we go now to roll call. >> supervisor wiener.
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supervisor cohen. thank you supervisor cohen. supervisor farrell. >> thank you colleagues i have just one resolution to present today and san francisco conjunction with the 49ers to host the super bowl here. it was announced that san francisco was nominated as a finalist to host the 2016 or 17 super bowl and i want to thank mayor lee on that and david chiu was there and thank the 49ers and mr. silverstein who helped with the advertisement and the big committee member who is will make up a lot part of this process and chair from tipping point and conleeza rice, and lor rein powell, mayor willy brown,
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mary murphy, chris kelly, ron conway and many others. it's really an all star crew from people in the bay area. the economic benefits are incredible. thousands of jobs and millions of dollars of economic activity. in san francisco we have been tested and with the giants and the america's cup and fleet week and all of the events we have hosted. it's an incredible time to be a san franciscan. it's a world class event and one of the biggest in the world and we are a world class city deserving of hosting it. i want to thank the chair for getting the funds for the youth programs and the more we do the better off we are as a community here in san francisco. i think his goals are
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ambitious but i am confident in them making it a reality in the city and i hope you join me and i submit. >> thank you supervisor farrell. supervisor kim. >> thank you. as long as we're on the topic of sports we am introducing this on the traffic impacts and on pier 32 for the warriors and we are excited they're making san francisco making their home, or returning back to san francisco as their home. one of the largest concern through the neighbor meetings is the impacts of traffic and other transportation concerns in the south beach mission bay communities, so this is a hearing request so we can address some of the broader questions and also learn a little bit about what we have been able to do to mitigate the concerns with the at&t as well
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and although i cannot claim the victory the ballpark is in our district and we are inkredally brought of our team and the mvp and excited to go to the world series and the rest i submit. >> thank you supervisor kim. supervisor chiu. >> thank you colleagues we used ten to ten to reduce the blight of yellow page phone books. at that time the one federal case in the issue decided that the city of seattle with a camperable ordinance was able to do it under the first amendment. last week a circuit panel undid that case and they're in the protections and i disagree with
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the reading and to the polluters that litter on your footsteps and based on the same logic as the citizens united ruling and considers the corporate super pacs the same as real people but with our city attorney i am introducing legislation today and suspend our pilot programs until we see if seattle's law is consistent with the first amendment and i am working with the city attorney to find alternate approaches for the same goal. the rest i commit. >> thank you supervisor. supervisor. >> submit. >> thank you supervisor. >> supervisor mar. >> thank you madam clerk. i have several things. the first is my strong support for the
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neighborhood theater and in the richmond district. i have been supporting the survival of the neighborhood theaters and i am introducing a motion for what the city can do much more to protect the small independent theaters. i have been working hard to support the balboa theater and the foundation has stepped in really to help our neighborhood show strong support for it, but also at the four star theater and chinese american movie series. it's one of the only one that still continues to show chinese movies in our city and i am helping in the process to renovate the aland der theater to make sure that we restore but also maintain a small neighborhood 38 existing there. also across the city communities are stepping up to support theaters like the roxy in the inner mission and the red victorian in the haight
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ash bury as well and i hope the area is supportive of other efforts too and i look forward to working with the theater foundation and how the city can support more of the neighborhood 38s. they serve as an anchor to the communities and drive economic opportunities in the neighborhood and i look forward to working with you and supporting them. and in light of the big earthquake we're anticipating in the next 30 years and also to support homeowners and public safety i am introducing a resolution for federal legislation and of earthquake and by feinstein and this act would
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allow california's earthquake authority to lower cost to homeowners and guarantee bonded issued by the california earthquake authority in lieu of perfecting reinsurance and accounts for 40% of the cost. this would save homeowners $100 million a year and lower the rates by 20% and allows homeowners to afford insurance and speed economic recovery when the next big one hits. maybe a fraction, 10%, of the homeowners have insurance and my hope is will help those within the city. i wanted to let people k know11:00 o'clock next week on inside i am working with the rec and park central richmond to unveil the new play ground and join us at 11:00 a.m. and fulton and the new cabrilo play ground
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and we have been working to revitalize the area so the parks and play grounds really help to revitalize our neighborhoods. please join us. also i wanted to acknowledge a community arts organization is celebrating its 25th anniversary at yoashys and one of the unique rare ones i think to revitalize chinese and asian arts but the whole community. it's called improv asian carts and it's the 25th anniversary. i have been a strong supporter since the inception and give thanks to the many people for their work to strengthen communities to show the history of the asian and the pacific islander experience in their art and also how they
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fight for more cultural equity in our communities. please join us at 7:00 p.m.. another key part of the celebration of 25 years of asian improv arts is support other artists and wang wallace and others and lucy lynn and the director of the grant frs the san francisco arts commission but it's also unveiling a new piece by john chang and one key piece will be a portrait where i am narrating part of it and a chance to work with the jazz and improv community and also that support the cultural equity in the neighborhoods and i will narrate a key piece with that. thank you. >> thank you supervisor. supervisor avalos.
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>> thank you. colleague i want to recognize two that have passed in the nation and george mcgovern and my first election then when i was paying attention to anything and his significance under the campaign in the country gave a lot of strength to millions of people in this country that still last today although people don't always see the results we expect. i want to mention the passing of russell means and from the american indian movement and from the bay area and his contributions to the united states is significant and the 60's and two individuals who have made a great difference in
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our nation's history. the other thing i am introducing today is a resolution. colleagues you may have heard reports in the media privacy related to the clipper cards. i think it's important -- can't make sure that people who are using clipper cards can be protected against any use of information about how where they go and the whereabouts are using the clipper card to make sure they're protected so i am intriewtion a resolution calling on the metropolitan transportation commission and we have consistency with transit and track usage with transportation and passes and transit passes and that is mine
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for submission. >> thank you supervisor avalos. supervisor cohen. >> thank you very much. good afternoon colleagues. i have two simple items to introduce today. the first is the drafting of a request for the city attorney to work with my office on reassessing the public notice requirements for building permits issued in areas pdr zoned 1b. this zoning category was specifically designed during the eastern neighborhood process to designate buffer -- specific design during the process to designate buffer zones and heavy industrial uses and adjacent uses in the bay view. recognizing there is unique relationship in the areas and residential neighborhoods are directly across the street. unfortunately with the demolition of one portion of the property this weekend myself
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and my constituents discovered there is no public notifications in these zoning categories to alert folks to major demolition or construction work that is taking place immediately adjacent to them. i look forward to working with the planning department as well as the city attorney's office and the neighborhood to create this to address the buffer zones so they have the opportunity of opportunities taking place. the second item that i have today is in cosponsorship with mayor lee. it's a proposed term sheet and feasibility analysis of the first phase of pier 70 and along with several other sites were hubs of commercial and maritime activity. the partnership between the port and horton
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development will facilitate the investment of nearly $60 million into the restoration of six 19th century historic buildings. these buildings are absolutely beautiful. if you have before outside the site and structures it's truly priceless and even in the decaying state they have memories that formed our city's maritime history and our neighborhooded. i couldn't be more excited to move this project forward and create new modern uses and open space and return the space to the active commercial hub it once was. the rest i commit. >> thank you supervisor. that concludes roll call for introductions. >> thank you. let's go to general public comments. >> the next item is

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